SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION ON COSMOS STANDARD
This Standard has been developed at the European and international level by BDIH (Germany), COSMEBIO & ECOCERT (France), ICEA (Italy) and SOIL ASSOCIATION (UK) who are the founders of the COSMOS-standard AISBL (an international non-profit association registered in Belgium) in order to define common requirements and definitions for organic and/or natural
The “COSMOS-standard”, includes this Standard, the Control Manual, the Labelling Rules and the Technical Guide (which contains additional interpretation and explanation).
This Standard applies to cosmetic products marketed as organic or natural and cosmetic ingredients with organic content. To be certified these products must comply with the defined criteria on: Origin and processing of ingredients Composition of total product Storage, manufacturing and packaging Environmental management Labelling and communication Inspection, certification and control.
The users of this Standard are manufacturers, handlers and brand owners of organic or natural cosmetic products and ingredients. What does COSMOS guarantee?
All products with the Soil Association COSMOS logo guarantee:
- NO Animal testing
- NO GM ingredients
- NO Controversial chemicals
- NO Parabens and Phthalates
- NO Synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances
Certified organic ingredients:
Oh-Lief’s Baby, Body and sun care are created from ingredients which have been certified organic by one of the numerous certifying institutions that operate worldwide. An organic ingredient (or natural ingredient) is formally an ingredient which has been harvested without the use of synthetic chemical compounds.
Organic cosmetics are produced from the best natural component of plants and flowers that do not result in skin irritation at all as compared to the chemical based cosmetics. Since organic cosmetics do not use synthetic chemicals on it, you can be sure that your skin is getting the best care there is.
Beauty without cruelty
Beauty Without Cruelty is an animal rights organisation with a primary objective to educate and
inform the public about the exploitation, abuse and suffering of animals and to offer humane,
non-animal alternatives to replace cruel and harmful lifestyle choices.
Oh-lief Natural Products are endorsed by Beauty without cruelty.
Vegan and Vegetarian
Sunscreen Endorsements and certifications:
Oh-lief’s full sunscreen range has been endorsed by the Cancer association of South Africa.
All CANSA’s Seal-bearing sunscreens will adhere to the new COLIPA standards and carry the new SunSmart Seal of Approval to show this.
All listed sunscreens also comply with the EU Colipa Standards and / or SANS 1557:2013 Edition
3.2 (incorporating the new ISO standards) and bear the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).